Last month South Sudan devalued its currency in response to the slump in global oil prices. That in turn led to rapid inflation, which is now threatening to cripple the economy.
The German development organization "Sign of Hope" accuses Malaysian oil giant Petronas of poisoning the drinking water of thousands of people in South Sudan. Environmental activists warn of serious consequences.
ATMs in multiple Indian states aren't dispensing cash anymore. While the government scrambles to pinpoint the cause for the crisis, PM Narendra Modi's demonetization move in November 2016 is back under the spotlight.
As Azerbaijanis head for the polls, government officials praise the economic policy of Ilham Aliyev, who has ruled the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation since 2003. But a closer look reveals a country in the doldrums.
A rural community and a Caracas slum have created their own currencies in response to Venezuela's rapid inflation. Proponents have pinned their hopes on these local-based alternatives, but critics say they aren't viable.
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